Originally Posted by nostoneunturned
Knowing this, I guess I go forward and say "yes" to anything, but I fear so much, that I won't lose weight. I kind of mentally tab calories as I go along. I pick the worst stuff right now, deep fried food for lunch multiple times, etc. But I don't eat when I'm not hungry, no emotional cravings or pangs. So...improvement? Sigh. We shall see.
It's a process and you'll have good days and bad days like we all do. The key to understand is not to beat yourself up over what you eat. Remember that you are not hurting anyone, causing a world war to break out, or stealing anything when you eat. It's just food and you ate it, so what? When we feel out of control of our eating it's natural to want to restrict ourselves we think that if we impose rules, count calories, log foods, etc that we are taking control of our eating habits but you know well enough how that turns out... binge festivals!
Take it one day at a time and focus on responding to true hunger, not mental cravings. Eating slowly and mindfully and stop when you're full. It's not possible all the time, but the more you do it the more comfortable you'll feel with it.